Social media disasters seem to teach the same lessons over and over (and over) again. But apparently, some guys never learn.
By pure coincidence, earlier in the day I had exchanged some tweets with employment law bloggers, Jon Hyman and Dan Schwartz, about video-based social media problems (like Vine, and Instagram's new video service). Dan has been providing some nice coverage of these issues (and so has Jon, here).
Jon shared a particularly awesome Vine video with me. It is publicly accessible and features two young women explaining why they are late to work. To use their own hashtag: #wakeandbake - complete with footage of what sure looks an awful lot like a packed marijuana pipe (aka "bowl").
Let's recap my four-part lesson from two years ago:
1. Don't engage in inappropriate conduct online;
2. Check the Recipients;
3. NOTHING IS PRIVATE ON THE INTERNET; and
4. Lying only makes it worse.
Come to think of it, Weiner sort of came clean yesterday and bypassed the lying . . . maybe he IS learning!